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Clock in sheet time range HELP!

Can someone please help with this tried to get time from a range closest 5 minutes =IF(NOW()-TODAY()<$J6:$J6,IF(NOW()-TODAY()>$J258,$J258,VLOOKUP(NOW()-TODAY(),IN,1))) range is from 06:00 am - ...
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Google Docs paste, using formatting of destination document

I want to copy/paste a bunch of content from one Google Doc to another. The two documents have different formatting (particularly fonts for Headings). If I do a regular paste (ctrl-v), the headings ...
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Is there a shortcut like doc.new but defaulting to a shared Google Drive instead of My Drive?

I love the handiness of doc.new and sheet.new, but they default to creating documents in My Drive, which I then need to remember to move afterwards. Is there some URL I can bookmark that will create ...
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How do I remove the phone character auto-formatted into numbers? (Google docs is interpreting numbers as phone numbers when they are not

I am trying to enter registration numbers into Google Docs. When I enter a number, a phone character is automatically added and formatting added to the numbers. I would like to just see plain text. I ...
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How to view full image (preview) in a Google Doc? (e.g., hover over)

How can I view the full image of an image in a Google Doc? (e.g., hover over image to get a popup with the whole full-sized image)
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How do you insert a background image on Google Docs?

How do you insert a background image on Google Docs? It seems that this feature wasn't supported before?
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Search for Google Docs and pdfs of a certain length

I'm aware you can use the formats below to search using Google for public Google Docs and pdfs respectively. site:docs.google.com/document/d [keyword] filetype:pdf [keyword] Is there a way to filter ...
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How to download edit history from Google Docs

I love Google Doc's edit history because I can see when I created files and then modified them later. Is there anyway to download this edit history for a particular document? Ideally, I'd like to ...
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Download Google Drive folder with documents in ODT format

I've been using Google Drive for a while, however today when I downloaded all my documents created in Google Drive I just noticed that all of them are saved as docx. I've been looking for a way to ...
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Will commenters be notified when copy of shared file is made

If a make a copy (File / Make a copy) of a Google Docs file that I own and that is shared with commenters, will those receive a notification (email) of that event and will the copy also have them as ...
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Is there a way to get OSX-style keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs on Linux?

To be explicit, what I actually want are Emacs-style shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+f moves the cursor forward a character or Alt+b moves it backward a word, or Ctrl+e moves to the end of a word, and hopefully ...
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Empty Export Link when trying to get specific Revision of a File using Google Drive API

I'm trying to get the export links to a specific revision of a pdf file. I have the correct file id and revision id and when I try to get the export links using Revision.Get() ,link :https://...
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Can “Page Sizer” Google Docs add-on read my Google Docs?

https://workspace.google.com/marketplace/app/page_sizer/595382898724 The "Page Sizer" add-on to Google Docs would be wonderful! But even though I read through their: https://apps.burnskids....
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I would like to split multiple URLs from a single Google Sheets cell and then add them as images into a Google Doc

I have a Google Sheet doc that has column called Imgs which contains a cell with multiple URLs that links to multiple images: So, I would like to do the following with an Apps Script: Split the URLs ...
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Who receives the email request for access?

I own a Google Doc with two editors, who receives the request for access if one of the editors sends the link to another party as a viewer (and the viewer now wants edit access)?
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Add a Shared Album to your VISIBLE Google-Photos Albums List

Assume Bob has a Google Photo Album and it is shared out to Mary. The two are coworkers, wherein Mary is creating a document which requires photos from the shared photo album. Although Mary can ...
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Can we make copy / download published Google Docs shared by others?

I have a Google Doc link which looks something like this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTka35LEjmhp_0Fa8hUkWJazZSkGG5tO0phXt9lKrFdeh0nbPv-YyVjhsZGgGmdWWXELA9yl-ZXCesU/pub You can ...
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How to create Column Identifiers in Google Sheets?

I'm confused by Google's documentation where it states: Columns are referenced by the identifiers (not by labels). For example, in a Google Spreadsheet, column identifiers are the one or two ...
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How can I continue from in list Google Doc?

In this document, I want to continue from A list highlighted in image. But list alignment shown in B does match with A.
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A *faster* faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

The keyboard shortcut for strike-through in the Google Docs web UI is AltShift5 (yes that is a five), and the toolbar doesn't have a strike-through button. It's very awkward (I actually have to swivel ...
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How to display the WHOLE CONTENTS of a Google Doc on a Google Sites webpage?

I belong to a club which has a Google Sites website. Various documents (Board minutes, schedules, newsletters, etc.) have been embedded on pages of this website. The embedding is very unattractive. ...
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Is there a way to import a Google Docs table into a Google Sheet?

Working with a newspaper, and they want a table on the top of documents to indicate some things about the status of the article. I know Google Docs natively supports importing a sheet into a table, ...
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Replace a Google Docs file from a local document

I’ve received a link to docs.google.com with a document I’m supposed to edit for $dayjob. Doing so in the webbrowser is an absolute no-go, it’s too slow, laggy and generally irritating. I found that ...
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How to sort numbered list on Google Docs in reverse order

I'd like my google docs (https://docs.google.com) numbered list to count backwards: largest number first, 1 last. Ex: 3, 2, 1, instead of 1, 2, 3. Any way to do that? Here is a sample document for you ...
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How do I insert a timestamp in Word for the Web or Google Docs, on a Chromebook, via hotkey or voice?

Desired Result: The desired result is to insert a timestamp (local machine time or whatever) into a "Word for the Web" document or Google Docs document, on a Chromebook, by using: i) a ...
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How to automate Enumeration and Cross referencing Exhibits

Given a series of three photos: Alpha, Gamma, Delta. and they are enumerated in two sentences: Exhibit 1 is a photo of an Alpha specimen, where as Exhibit 2 is a Gamma specimen. Recently a new ...
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Google Docs: how to selectively make section visible to certain users?

I would like to make a section of a Google Document only visible to certain users. However the means to do this is non-intuitive; the primary collaboration controls are an all-or-nothing affair. How ...
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Indent paragraph's first line, without also indenting headings?

In a Google Doc, it's well known how to set the paragraph style for "normal text" to indent the first line: in a normal text paragraph, view ruler, in ruler at left margin drag its tiny ...
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How to get keyboard shortcuts working again in Google Docs?

I am on a Mac Big Sur. For whatever reason, keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs have stopped overwriting the built-in Safari keyboard shortcuts. For example, Cmd-I no longer makes things italic in the ...
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Remove black background from copied and paste text in Google Docs

I have a weird black background from a text I copied and paste. Do you know how I can remove it? I already tried something in Page setup ...
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Can I “unlink” a specific Google Drive's directory from Google Docs?

I use Google Drive for many purposes, and one of them is backuping some stuff. Unfortunately (for me) - I see all the documents in the 'backup' directory also in the Google Docs, which I don't really ...
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How to delete a built-in Google Docs keyboard shortcut

I'm a French minor, so I often use the ENG INTL keyboard to write in French. Unfortunately, the shortcut to write « » is the same as the Google Docs shortcut to change the zoom to "fit": ...
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How to embed table from Google Sheets to Google Doc and preserve formulas & cell protection

I'm created a Google Doc posted to the Canvas platform for individual students to record data from an experiment. (see below for screenshot) In excel, I can easily insert AVERAGE formula for each row ...
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Can I rename a file someone shared with me?

I have several clients who share docs with me. I can see these when I go to docs.google.com. Unfortunately, clients name their files things like "strategy" and I have many clients with ...
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Can a publicly shared file stored in my Google Drive be deleted by someone having “Anyone with the link” editor rights?

Following a concern expressed by a user at How to share a Google Sheets demo spreadsheet. The problem with sharing it editable is that anyone can trash the sheet. Surely it's better just to share it ...
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Google Drive word document formatting has broken, how to fix it

Please check the screenshot, Google team has completely broken the formatting. This is for all the documents in the Drive. Didn't expect this kind of bugs from 150K+ USD engineers. How to fix this ...
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Ruined margins in Google Docs [duplicate]

The right side of my page goes on forever. I cannot highlight text. I did absolutely nothing to bring this on. I already tried File > Page Setup. Please help.
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How can I change the last edited date in Google Docs?

I completed a large paper for a class at 12:05 instead of 11:59 when it was due. Is there anything I can do to change the last edited date?
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How can I open the .docx file stored in Google Drive with Google Doc?

I upload a .docx file to a directory in Google Drive, and can't find an option to open it with Google Doc, when right clicking it. How can I open the .docx file stored in Google Drive with Google Doc? ...
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Nearest-neighbor scaling of an image in Google Docs

I'm curious how to set the scaling method (such as nearest-neighbor scaling) of any image in Google Docs, switching between them for different use cases. By that, I mean how the image is rendered on a ...
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Add image in Google Doc from Google Sheet via Script

There is an image in Google Sheet (coming from Google Form) that I would like to insert in Google Doc in Image Format. Currently, I'm getting Url only from the below mention script. How can I get the ...
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Set Google Drive/Docs Keyboard Shortcuts to Windows (on Mac OS)

I'm forced to use a Mac computer for my job with a Windows Keyboard, and we use Google Drive Documents/Docs. Unfortunately Google Drive knows I'm using a Mac, so it sets the keyboard shortcuts to use ...
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what is this email with google docs webcam

I keep getting these pictures of scantily clad women all over the place and it always has a link to a google docs with hey lets be hot together and stuff. what is this and how do i stop it. is this ...
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How do I change the indent size in multilevel list?

I got a multilevel list in Google sheet and I just spent an hour trying to figure out how to reduce the massive indent that it has between levels. For example: Top Level Second Level Third Level I ...
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Tabs duplicating for some reason

This is when explorer on google docs is open. I may just be incidentally doing some... forgot what their called. This also may be from some teacher, but can someone find out if this is from ...
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Unable to resize a column in Google Docs - the column options disabled

I'm facing an issue with resizing the columns of my tables in Google Docs: neither of options seem to work (dragging a border is unavailable, dragging the ruler is unavailable, Format -> Columns is ...
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Write substitution rules for both n-dash and m-dash in Google Docs

TL;DR How can you create two substitution rules in Google Docs where one is a prefix of the other? Details and motivation In How to create an em dash in Google Documents?, there is an excellent ...
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Insert section break odd/even page

In Microsoft Word, when I insert a section break, I can tell it to start the next page on an odd page or even page: Is there a way to do this in Google Docs?
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Google Docs: Auto-numbering Exhibits

If I have 10 different .jpg photos (each an exhibit) I would like label each figure. For example: Figure 1: Photo of Left handed smoke shifter As each figure object is added to the document, the ...
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How can I turn 1.2M into 1,200,000 in Google Spreadsheet?

I've been looking for a formatting solution to do the opposite of what most try to do. Turning shortened numbers like 7.51M into 7510000 or 7,510,000. Or in thousands: 135.6K into 135600. Update: ...

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